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Francis Ian Harris Harris



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Francis Ian Harris AWMM
  • Surname
    Harris AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Ian AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 10181 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 December 1917 Public Source
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 203 MacAndrew Bay Road, Dunedin, S.W.1 AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Doris Sylvia Patricia Harris (wife), 19 Forth St., Dunedin AWMM
  • Relationship status
    1940 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 10181 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1939 NZEF Nom. Roll, Vol II. Labourer/Civilian NZEF Nom. Roll, Vol II.
    DunedinOtago NZEF Nom. Roll, Vol II.
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details
    WW2 Private NZEF Nom. Roll, Vol II.

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • One of three brothers to serve in WWII; Thomas Arthur Harris (275519); Francis Ian Harris (10181) and Charles James Stuart Harris (Unknown Air Force service number). Ian and Tom enlisted together in September 1939 immediately on the outbreak of war. Ian was temporarily rejected for a blood clot caused by a work injury when he worked as a bushman. However he was accepted for the 2nd Echelon, 23rd Canterbury/Otago Battalion 2nd NZEF, and sailed for England via South Africa on the SS Andes early 1940. He then served in the Middle East from Syria through El Elamein to Tunisia in North Africa before being repatriated. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 April 1992 Public Source
    Age 74 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Rip grandad. Love and miss you always xo
    Public - Chontelle - Direct descendant - 7 November 2017
  • Rip grandad youl always be a part of my life....and sorry for pinching youre wisky as a toddler lol
    Public - frank alfred - Direct descendant - 16 July 2016
  • R. I. P. Grandad miss you
    Public - Eric John - Direct descendant - 24 October 2015
  • Love you Granddad RIP
    Public - Malina - Direct descendant - 24 October 2015
  • rip dad
    Public - Tracey Lee - Child - 28 May 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    p.80 AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
07 November 2017ChontelleHillend, nzDirect descendant
16 July 2016frank alfredbalcluthaDirect descendant
24 October 2015Eric JohnDunedin Direct descendant
24 October 2015MalinaRexburg, Idaho, USADirect descendant
28 May 2015Tracey Leedunedin nzChild

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